ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs Sophos Mobile comparison

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We performed a comparison between ManageEngine Endpoint Central and Sophos Mobile based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"ManageEngine Desktop Central's most valuable features are remote desktop control and image management. We can send things out from the desk here, it is a very good tool for us.""One of the benefits of Desktop Central is it made the provisioning process simpler because now we have a provisioning package. We have around 1,500 laptops at the moment and all these PCs were provisioned by a provisioning package. In the provisioning package, we have integrated every aspect of renaming, deploying applications, patching, etc., so we simply execute the provisioning package and as soon as it's executed, it will install the management agent. Once the agent is installed, it will take care of all the tasks, so we don't have to sit in front of the computer to prepare the machine. This really helps us to provision the PC quickly with our agent.""The mobile functionality is very easy.""The stability is great.""Has good functionality and is user-friendly.""Very good, functional solution for endpoint management.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the Patch Management.""The stability is very good."

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"The most valuable feature is the mobile device management capability. You can easily manage all of your mobile devices.""The solution provides us with data protection.""The solution is quite user-friendly.""The initial setup process is straightforward and fast.""Sophos can block the Wi-Fi connection on a mobile device. That's one feature we wanted, but the main thing is the ability to disable the device if it's lost or stolen. We need to shut down PayPal, so it can't be used to make unauthorized purchases.""The security features work well.""One of the most valuable features of Sophos Mobile is the Wifi password.""The remote management and cloud-based maintenance features of this solution are very useful for our organization."

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"The team should work on improving the stability, particularly with massive patches deployment, clients are not 100% getting patches and the information provided by the system does not help; more detailed report would be very useful.""ManageEngine could be improved by giving customers an option to perform certain actions proactively. Since I was a consultant, I worked on different products and some had advantages over ManageEngine. For example, proactive remediation—you want to proactively check something on the computers and run the script. In ManageEngine, you have the option to run the script, but Intune has the option to do so proactively. ManageEngine doesn't have this. You should have the option to act proactively, not just going ahead and fixing it once it's done. Proactive remediation should be a feature.""I would like to see them come out with a SaaS version of the product in the future.""ManageEngine Desktop Central is very limited. When you scan your system, it will only recognize Microsoft Windows Defender and BitLocker.""The only problem with it is that the setup isn't very intuitive. I know that they just upgraded the product to make it a little bit easier to use, but compared to some of the other platforms, it is not easy to configure it, set it up, and get it running. However, once you have set it up and got it running, it runs great.""The team I've currently got is not using it particularly well, due to the fact that they don't know how to use it particularly well. They've not done any training and so on.""The Deployment scheduler needs updating to support various methods for deployment.""Improvement of the chats on the web communication through the WAN would be helpful."

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"They continue to work on integration with mobile device management and mobile security. They are improving the protection but I think that the capabilities still need to be enhanced.""The setup should be made easier.""The features of Sophos Mobile could improve. The way the system works together could be better. Additionally, the integration with other Sophos products could improve.""We have experienced issues in updating iOS devices when we set a minimum version requirement policy, and we do not have the option to force automatic installation. This means that the device must be supervised in order for updates to be applied, which we would like to see improved.""The product does not work well in iOS.""To manage the Apple devices is not that straightforward there are a lot of features the other third parties solutions are offering which Sophos Mobile is not.""We encounter issues while working with iOS.""Our support reps are based in the Philippines, and it's hard to connect with them sometimes. It took me about two months to resolve my issue, so it wasn't a good experience."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution is very affordable."
  • "We had perpetual licenses. The cost was around 36,000, and then you'd have the yearly maintenance fee of 2,000 or 3,000."
  • "The pricing is very low, compared to other products. Compared to Intune or SCCM, it's much less. I can say it's a good product for less of a price."
  • "Affordable for any customer."
  • "Could provide more services on the standard license"
  • "The price could be cheaper."
  • "The initial purchase was around $6,000 or $7,000. We most probably are not on an annual subscription. We bought it, and then we pay for the maintenance. I'm not 100% sure how that's working out."
  • "There are multiple flavors of the app. They have a distributed version for enterprises. It depends on your size. They price it on a per machine basis. 250 or 500 is probably their least amount."
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  • "Sophos Mobile is inexpensive."
  • "The licensing fees are paid based on a one-year or two-year subscription."
  • "Apple is starting to do beta testing with their own solutions and for much cheaper than Sophos Mobile's price."
  • "It is a cost-effective solution."
  • "The product is not suitable for smaller companies because its price is high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:ManageEngine Desktop Central is very easy to set up, is scalable, stable, and also has very good patch management. What I like most about ManageEngine is that I can log on to every PC very easily and… more »
    Top Answer:Page management and ADA integrations are the most valuable features of ManageEngine Endpoint Central.
    Top Answer:Compared to other products, ManageEngine Endpoint Central is a very cheap solution.
    Top Answer:The solution provides us with data protection.
    Top Answer:The pricing is good. We can buy the product as a bundle. It is a cost-effective solution.
    Top Answer:The product does not work well in iOS.
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    Also Known As
    ManageEngine Desktop Central, Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
    Mobile Control
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    ManageEngine Endpoint Central is a unified endpoint management (UEM) solution offered by ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation. It is designed to help organizations efficiently manage and secure their endpoints from a centralized platform. Endpoint Central provides a comprehensive set of features and capabilities to streamline endpoint management and enhance security across diverse devices and operating systems.

    ManageEngine Endpoint Central Features:

    • Device Management: Endpoint Central enables IT administrators to manage a wide range of endpoints, including desktops, laptops, servers, mobile devices, and IoT devices. It offers features such as device discovery, inventory management, configuration management, and software deployment, allowing administrators to efficiently control and monitor devices from a single console.
    • Patch Management: The solution helps organizations keep their endpoints up to date and protected by automating the patching process. Endpoint Central provides patch management capabilities to deploy security updates and patches to endpoints, ensuring they are patched against vulnerabilities and reducing the risk of security breaches.
    • Security and Compliance: Endpoint Central focuses on strengthening security measures for endpoints. It offers features such as antivirus and anti-malware protection, firewall management, encryption, and data loss prevention (DLP). These capabilities help organizations safeguard their sensitive data and adhere to industry regulations and compliance standards.
    • Remote Control and Troubleshooting: With remote control capabilities, Endpoint Central allows IT administrators to access and control endpoints remotely, facilitating troubleshooting and issue resolution. It enables administrators to remotely troubleshoot software or hardware problems, install applications, and provide technical support to end-users, improving efficiency and minimizing downtime
    • Reporting and Analytics: Endpoint Central provides comprehensive reporting and analytics capabilities, offering insights into endpoint performance, security status, software usage, and compliance levels. These features help organizations assess the health and security of their endpoints, identify potential risks or issues, and make data-driven decisions for improved endpoint management.

    ManageEngine Endpoint Central Benefits:

    • Centralized endpoint management for diverse devices.
    • Improved operational efficiency through automation.
    • Enhanced security with antivirus, firewall, encryption, and data loss prevention.
    • Automated patch management for timely updates and security.
    • Remote control and troubleshooting for efficient issue resolution.
    • Comprehensive reporting and analytics for insights and informed decision-making.
    • Scalability and flexibility to accommodate organizational growth.
    • Cost-effectiveness by reducing manual management efforts and security risks.

    Reviews from Real Users

    PeerSpot user, Sr Engineer Administrator at a university, says that "Its cross-platform capabilities and the ability to do both OS-level patching and third-party patching are valuable. It is difficult to find a software product that will do all that for you out of the box, and you don't have to do any configuration other than your initial setup. Once you do that, there is a very minimalistic approach to getting it operational. You can have it up and running within a 20-minute time span."

    Park Armstrong, Chief Technical and Solution Architect at Vertigo Inc., writes that ManageEngine Endpoint Central is “Helpful for identifying and filling the gaps and meeting compliance needs, but each of their product works as an independent product and lacks integration”.

    Sophos Mobile is a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and security solution that helps businesses spend less time and effort to manage and secure traditional and mobile endpoints. The only UEM solution that integrates natively with a leading next-gen endpoint security platform, Sophos Mobile supports management of Windows 10, macOS, iOS, and Android devices.

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    Sample Customers
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
    VIST Bank
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Educational Organization37%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise48%
    Large Enterprise34%
    Small Business75%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise17%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Buyer's Guide
    ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs. Sophos Mobile
    September 2023
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    ManageEngine Endpoint Central is ranked 4th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 30 reviews while Sophos Mobile is ranked 10th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 8 reviews. ManageEngine Endpoint Central is rated 8.4, while Sophos Mobile is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Endpoint Central writes "Useful for patching and software deployment, but needs a proactive remediation feature ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Mobile writes "Poor Apple comparability, missing features, but scalable". ManageEngine Endpoint Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Configuration Manager, Jamf Pro, VMware Workspace ONE and Symantec Client Management Suite, whereas Sophos Mobile is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro, VMware Workspace ONE, IBM MaaS360 and SOTI MobiControl. See our ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs. Sophos Mobile report.

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